Windows 10: Login Identity problem Solved

  1.    01 Sep 2015 #1

    Login Identity problem


    I have W10 configured to boot without asking for password. Now for some reason it requires a password. The setup for no password is still the same. However, when it asks for a PW there is another identity for me. I am signed on as ​[EMAIL REMOVED] but there is a duplicate of myself and it is trying to boot with "allan". So I have to click on the [EMAIL REMOVED]profile and fill in the password. The allan identity doesn't show up under user accounts.
    Last edited by derekimo; 01 Sep 2015 at 18:58. Reason: Removed email for your protection
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #2

    Did you use netplwiz to set up automatic login?
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  3. Posts : 20,740
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       01 Sep 2015 #3

    Hello Allan,

    It does sound like you have Windows set to automatically sign in to the account, and something changed. Setting up netplwiz again should sort this for you.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  4.    01 Sep 2015 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Did you use netplwiz to set up automatic login?
    Yes I did
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  5.    01 Sep 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Allan,

    It does sound like you have Windows set to automatically sign in to the account, and something changed. Setting up netplwiz again should sort this for you.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
    OK thanks I'll give it a try. There is one thing I did that maybe affected login. I was messing around in settings and there was an option to change the PC's name which was some weird characters and numbers so I renamed the PC "AllansPC". Could that have been the cause
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  6. Posts : 20,740
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       01 Sep 2015 #6

    Yep, changing the PC name would cause this. Netplwiz would still use the old PC name causing it to no longer be valid.
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  7.    01 Sep 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Yep, changing the PC name would cause this. Netplwiz would still use the old PC name causing it to no longer be valid.
    OK thanks. I was going to restore an earlier image, but tried a reboot and surprise surprise it booted sans PW. Which surprised me because I had Netplwiz opened and for some reason I had no users at all. I'll just r\try another reboot and if it works will mark solved.
    Edit: Solved:Thanks for the help; back in business.
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